Vivian Park, Utah

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Vivian Park, Utah
Looking south along South Fork Road in Vivian Park, October 2015
Looking south along South Fork Road in
Vivian Park, October 2015
Vivian Park is located in Utah
Vivian Park
Vivian Park
Location of Vivian Park within the State of Utah
Vivian Park is located in the United States
Vivian Park
Vivian Park
Vivian Park (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°21′18″N 111°34′27″W / 40.35500°N 111.57417°W / 40.35500; -111.57417Coordinates: 40°21′18″N 111°34′27″W / 40.35500°N 111.57417°W / 40.35500; -111.57417
CountryUnited States
Elevation5,200 ft (1,600 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)801 & 385
GNIS feature ID1446943[1]

Vivian Park is an unincorporated community in northeastern Utah County, Utah, United States.[1]


Looking west at the Vivian Park station, October 2015
Vivian Park (community park) in Vivian Park, October 2012

The community is located in Provo Canyon along the Provo River and U.S. Route 189, about 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Provo. It is situated between Mount Timpanogos on the northwest, Wildwood on the east, Cascade Mountain on the south, and Bridal Veil Falls on the west.[2][3] The community was named after Vivian McBride (daughter of the owner of the first grocery store and post office on the Provo East Bench).[4]

When the late Thomas S. Monson (former President of the LDS Church) was a child he would spend summers from the 4th of July to Labor Day at Vivian Park. He owned the family cabin there until he died.[5]

The Vivian Park station is the western terminus of the Heber Valley Railroad. (The heritage railroad runs east to its main station, and eastern terminus, in Heber City in the Heber Valley.)[6]


Vivian Park is located at 40°21′18″N 111°34′27″W / 40.35496°N 111.574083°W / 40.35496; -111.574083 (40.35496, -111.574083). It lies 5,200 feet (1,600 m) above sea level.[1]


Residents of Vivian Park are officially known as "Vivianites".

See also[edit]

Flag of Utah.svg Utah portal


  1. ^ a b c d "Vivian Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "MyTopo Maps - Vivian Park, UT, USA" (Map). Trimble Navigation, Ltd. Retrieved 12 Mar 2018.
  3. ^ Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names: A Comprehensive Guide to the Origins of Geographic Names: A Compilation. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. p. 385. ISBN 978-0-87480-345-7. OCLC 797284427. Retrieved 12 Mar 2018.
  4. ^ Viavian Park: Its History (Sign in Vivian Park (community park)). Vivian Park, Utah. n.d. Retrieved 12 Mar 2018.
  5. ^ Swinton, Heidi S. To The Rescue: The Biography of Thomas S. Monson. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book. pp. 54 55.
  6. ^ "Heber Valley Railroad: A Great Experience Awaits". Heber City, Utah: Heber Valley Railroad. Retrieved 12 Mar 2018.

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